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Terkel Skou Steffensen

Product designer Terkel Skou Steffensen

Simple and Understandable Design for Everyone

Simple and understandable design for everyone, is the main vision of Terkel Skou Steffensen. creates functional objects made for quick integration in people’s everyday life. The Danish designer from Aalborg creates functional objects made for quick integration in people’s everyday life.

Born and raised in Aalborg, Terkel Skou Steffensen also did his bachelor in architecture and design at the Aalborg University. After graduation, he worked a couple of years in Copenhagen before he decided to set out for new adventures in Lausanne, Switzerland. Here, he acquired an MA in product design from ECAL University of Arts and Design. After graduating, he opened his own design studio.

For Steffensen, the main focus in the development of new products is the functionality. The form must follow the function and not vice versa, and additionally, innovation is not absolutely necessary. If a form works perfectly, then it must not be changed only to to be innovative. One important aspect in Terkel’s designing is to get the most out of the materials as possible. Steffensen’s style is mix of drawing subtle references to classic Scandinavian elements and reinterpreting them from his point of view.

Steffensen frequently finds inspiration for new designs by talking to people who are not familiar with design at all. On the issues, what they like and what design means to them, these people generally give the most honest and helpful answers.

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